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Partial 2023 California Homeless Count Results Reveal a Statewide Increase of Nearly 9%

By Joe Colletti, PhD

More than Half (24) of California’s 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) Publicly Reported Their 2023 Homeless Count to Date The 24 CoCs counted 126,082 persons as sheltered and unsheltered in…

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Number of People Experiencing Homelessness (PEH) who Died in Los Angeles County More than Doubled during the Past Five Years

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Number of PEH who died by accident more than doubled. Number of PEH who died by homicide more than doubled. Number of Black PEH who died more than doubled. Number…

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Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

2022 Homeless Count Reveals a Goal of Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans is Within Reach for Many of California’s 44 Continuums of Care Northern California, Central California, and Southern California…

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Proposed 2023 California Legislation Concerning Homelessness Continues to Evolve

By Joe Colletti, PhD

Bills Introduced in January Reveal the Kind of Actions That Legislators Want to Become Law During the 2023 Legislative Session to Help Mitigate the Statewide Homelessness Crisis Legislation introduced in…

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Number of Persons Counted as Chronically Homeless, as Chronic Substance Users, as Severely Mentally Ill Continues to Increase Significantly for the Entire State of California and Within Each of the Largest Regions

By Joe Colletti, PhD

A Homeless Count Comparison of Each Subpopulation for the Entire State, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California is Detailed Below HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click…

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A Comparison of California 2022 Total Homeless Count Data to 2020 Total Count Data by Region: Northern California; Central California; and Southern California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

HUD recently released the 2022 homeless count data Click here to see the regional map A comparison by region reveals the following, which is detailed in Tables 1 – 3…

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